Size: 24"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
For me this painting has a Southwest feel driven by the reds juxtaposed with the blue/grays. The action of the palette knife saw-toothing through strong blues and reds adds to the feel and creates the sense of Western mountains. The black and white crosses? Perhaps they are there to say: "If only I could stay right ... here!"
Abstract #04 is painted on a 24" x 24" stretched canvas on a gallery wood frame and back stapled. I've applied one coat of Krylon UV Archival non-yellowing clear varnish to ensure protection against fading, dirt, moisture and other sources of discoloration. The canvas on all edges is painted and the wood frame is wired for hanging. The painting will be carefully packed for shipping, labeled, and protected against damage in transit.
The majority of my adult life has been spent in the consulting business around Washington DC. I retired in 2014. During 2004 and 2005 I had the opportunity to live in Geneva Switzerland and to travel in Europe, Africa, Russia, and Southeast Asia. Earlier, in my 20s, I served as a Merchant Marine officer and saw a good deal of the world then too, but in a very different way. I have a B.E. in Marine Engineering with a minor in Naval Architecture. Painting entered my life in the early 1990s, on weekends, in my unfinished basement where I would experiment with brushes and brushstrokes, colors and values, perspective, technique, and much more. All I needed was a sandwich, some wine, and music…and a rainy day when my daughter’s soccer game was cancelled. As with all of us, my life experiences have influenced how I see the world: what is interesting, shape and form, motion, context, color and so on. My experiences find their way into my art. I can be contacted via my website: jimcarrollart.com. I hope you enjoy my work.